"As a clinician, I observed that a lot of people in poor areas suffer from heart diseases and diabetes. Both my parents who come from a humble background are also diabetic and have heart disease. I was under the impression that these are rich people’s diseases."
In an example of South-South collaboration, researchers from India and China have together discovered cost-effective ways to improve the quality of primary care and clinical outcomes in resource-limited settings which could have major benefits for the general population.
Chief Operating Officer of The George Institute for Global Health, Tim Regan, has accompanied Australian delegates to Hyderabad, India, for trade mission talks with Indian officials and business leaders.
Since 1990, diabetes and other musculoskeletal disorders have replaced diarrheal diseases and vision problems as leading causes of years lived with disability, or YLDs, for women; falls now rank higher for men.